Murrells Inlet is a census-designated place (CDP) in
Carolina, United States.
The population was 5,519 at the 2000
census. It was once primarily a fishing village, but has built up
in modern time, along with the rest of the Grand Strand
into a popular
tourist and retirement location. It is most known for
a cluster of award-winning seafood
and barbecue restaurants on its Main Street. There is also a local
in the inlet named Goat Island
Murrells Inlet is located at (33.551593, -79.048794) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the CDP has a total area of
7.5 square miles (19.5 km²), of which, 7.3 square
miles (19.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles
(0.4 km²) of it (2.26%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 5,519
people, 2,585 households, and 1,654 families residing in the CDP.
The population density
people per square mile (290.3/km²). There were 3,151 housing units
at an average density of 429.3/sq mi (165.8/km²). The racial
makeup of the CDP was 91.59% White
, 7.12% African American
, 0.04% Pacific Islander
, 0.20% from
, and 0.60%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.62% of the
There were 2,585 households out of which 17.6% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples
living together, 7.5% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families.
27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.59.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 15.5% under the age
of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to
64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
47 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,877, and the
median income for a family was $47,194. Males had a median income
of $30,562 versus $26,178 for females. The per capita income
for the CDP was $28,197.
About 5.4% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the
, including 15.4% of those
under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.
- Author of Mike